I bought three of these because they were well reviewed on multiple self-defense sites for their ability to deliver incapacitating shock in a small package. When writing this review, I'm assuming they are not counterfeit but are legitimately produced by Guard Dog (sort of uncertain on this one as the Guard Dog label was barely affixed to the item and fell off straight out of the package).
While I've not had the pleasure of using these on an actual human being, they make a nice spark and loud clicking noise when activated and seem like they'd probably get the job done. They are definitely light weight and fit easily in small hands. The reason for my 2-star rating is the shock activation mechanism. Activating the shock feature requires the sliding of a switch on the side and the depression of a button nearby, also on the side. Unfortunately, both are so easily accomplished that the simple act of sticking it into your pocket...purse...included sheath...often enables the slider. Once the slider is enabled all it takes is a very light touch on the button to set off the shock mechanism. I own a fair number of other stun gun devices and in every case the slide switch is located on the end of the unit and in a depression, making it very unlikely to accidentally activate the stun gun. These things, on the other hand, I've already accidentally activated it twice, just putting it into my pocket. The sliders on all three units are so loose they slide to the on position if you look at them funny.
These units are definitely not safe to give to your pre-teens/teens for self protection. I'm constantly afraid of accidentally shocking myself. I'm actually not sure how these are on the market in their current condition, seems like a lawsuit waiting to happen.
I would have given these a 1-star review but I decided on 2-star as I am keeping the units, I'm just using them on short dog walks and making sure I never put them in my pockets.
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- Item model number: SG-GDH6000BK
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